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Letter from Larry Shapiro, Calgary to Washington Post re ground campaign in Gaza, November 28, 2023

Re: US tells Israel any ground campaign in southern Gaza must limit further civilian displacement, By Aamer Madhani and Zeke Miller | AP, November 28, 2023, Washington Post

Nov. 28, 2023

Dear Editor,

Because Hamas places its soldiers and weapons inside civilian buildings, Israel has no choice than to urge civilians to flee. This has been the strategy employed by Israel in all previous wars to deal with human shield warfare. If the U.S. doesn't want them to flee, then it is asking Israel to send its soldiers into building after building to right hand to hand combat, a sure prescription for huge Israeli losses. Biden has clearly decided whose lives take precedence. The irony is that Israel and Hamas fighting room to room will end up killing even more civilians because Hamas will have no compunction about fighting behind civilians leaving Israel no choice than to kill them both. The only conclusion is that Biden has made a political decision to end the war leaving Hamas in control, or if not in control, leaving the Israeli army in Gaza indefinitely.

Larry Shapiro,

#12-68 Baycrest Place, S.W.

Calgary, Alberta Canada T 2V 0K6

Phone: (403) 238-4551


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